In an article today, Kirby Arnold explains why the M’s are serious about player development. Armed with detailed evaluations from last season and information from in-home scout visits this winter, 24 Mariner coaches will work under the direction of Minor League Director Pedro Grifol and performance enhancement expert (those p.e. words are always a bit scary 😉 Dr. Marcus Elliott to present a new strength and conditioning program to 41 top Mariner prospects over the next month. It sounds very individualized with lots of emphasis on player accountability.
“If we’re going to be a really, really good organization, our best players should come through our system,” Zduriencik said. “The core of our team should be guys we’re building, developing and training ourselves. This is a step in that direction.”